Collective housing in rue Damrémont
Social and private housing units with winter gardens
In the heart of a very lively neighbourhood with a heterogeneous fabric, the building is in keeping with and respects the Haussmanian template. Its open and changing façade however announces a different way of living in the city in a collective building. Entirely made up of winter gardens extended by balconies, it ensures a layered and dynamic transition between the interior and the exterior, the private and the public. The shared interior garden and the planted roofs are other additional provisions for the building's inhabitants.
The positionning of the building testifies to the desire to align it with the street and to respect the continuity of the roof line of neighbouring buildings. The linear project is in an "in-between" situation, between the Haussmann edifices and large scale housing estates in the vicinity.
This simple and compact volumetry results in the opening of a large garden in the heart of the block, a place for sharing and experience, a peaceful island of greenery benefiting the view of the dwellings. Here, we propose another way of living, with two triplex townhouses, generously open, while avoiding the vis-à-vis.
The facades, largely glazed, have a depth to accommodate winter gardens and balconies. The accordion panels allow for an infinite number of openings and situations. Through a simple play of filters and transparency, this "in-between" generates a living, animated and evolving façade, and stages the plurality of uses and the diversity of ways of living.
EPDC (tce), MEBI (Costs), IETI (environmental), ALTIA (acoustics)
€13 M before tax
Delivered in 2022
Mathieu Terme, Hélène Canitrot, Guillaume Cournut
93 housing (50 units for sale including 5 workshop apartments and two single-family homes / 43 social housing units)
NF Habitat HQE
Camille Gharbi, Takuji Shimmura